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coast into the bay area but clearing everywhere and not as did the workweek is still to come. mobile 5 with this now and right now traveling down and the mets and oakland with much more coming up. good morning. the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others have been killed as protesters attacked u.s. consulate in benghazi. live from the newsroom with the latest developments. right now the president is taking action ordering all necessary resources to support to carry and libya and u.s. diplomatic posts around the globe. u.s. ambassador christopher stevenson's at bay area ties born in northern california and group and piedmont earning his undergraduate degree in uc berkeley in 1982 and used with
us cool in 1989 stevens is the first u.s. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979 happening on the anniversary of 911 the so far no official word if there's any connection between the two events which do know gunman charged the consulate and set fire to the building and the protesters were angry over a film ridiculing as slum profit mohammed. it was produced by american named reportedly now hiding promoted by an egyptian born into a muslim advocate in the u.s. and excerpts were transmitted to arabic of coastal new to 3/8 trevelyan's earlier people protesting the phone skills the walls of the u.s. embassy in cairo each shift tearing down the american flag and replace it with an islamic factor. the secretary of state issued a statement saying those who have been killed and " committed to helping the libyan people reach
for a better future. obama's it is strongly condemned the attacks and this just in. libya's interim president apologizing to the u.s. for the attack and the state department will have a news conference at 630 our time will be that as soon as we get to it. to members of the diplomatic many people are expressing their condolences for him. you went to college with him i did we were living together in the same house for the for three years. he had a quiet confidence about himself a little bit of sarcasm a brilliant guy we all knew that you is just going to do some great things he had a wonderful smile and a good human being and it's very sad news. i had lunch with two of his best friends one actor chicago and another attorney in the city were talking about how the guys of done well from our house and he was number one he was in
libya during the coup very sharp cry of very sad day. we spoke with wayne wade said he hasn't changed since college you worked with the ambassador before his final post in libya and years we had to say about chris. he is to come in my office and plopped down on my couch with the simon to had a turnover in the note was late in the day he knew i wasn't going to throw any exactitude talking about a lot of pure room smile and a great sense of humor he also told us that he was a really good for an officer and a terrific ambassador. quit a fire in the east bay leaves more than a dozen people homeless this morning. one person is rescued from the burning building trade us live with the latest. 15 residents were
displaced this claim by a fire in this fourplex victorian on the corner of chestnut and alameda of firefighters reporting the fire at 2002 pacific avenue this morning with heavy fire reported in the back of the building and one person having difficulty getting out of the building was rescued by firefighters. the captain said how the rescue happened. the first company went inside the front door found the person in carried about he was not injured and at that point to make sure reynolds is out of the building we believe the fire started in the rear of the building greta fire reports the smoke detectors were working the american red cross up in the 15 people displaced find a place to stay and the fire is now under investigation. clinton elements from the investigation into the refinery
fire in richmond surveillance video of the early stages has been released. was released as federal investigators updated the richmond city council on the fire taking only two minutes for the white sox had appeared at first to turn black and start shooting into the sky this is the original a vapor, was mostly steam but then the fire broke out and the smoke plume rose hundreds of feet into the air and the investigation is focusing on a section of 8 in. pipe those five 16th circuit one 16th of an inch thick when it was installed decades ago and crowded to a fraction of its original size. post incident measurements the surviving sections of the wall thickness as low as about a 16th of an inch. this was not an accident this was the fault of chevron that refuse to the repair. a key question for investigators is why did they filter replaced the problematic pipe during an inspection last november.
tomorrow will be held in vacaville tomorrow morning at 10:00 for that chp officer that was killed in the lead of duty. three bay area woman in the southern california man who received a life-saving organs all harvested from him who was fatally shot last week to a traffic stop on highway 681 that recipients when it decade for new kidney and his other kidney and pancreas' donated to a 29 of mother and his lover went to a 63 year-old woman and a 50 year- old father of four received his heart. greta a packed house as they heard from people angry that police shot and killed five people this year the latest death as that of the 23 year- old last week.
killed by officers after he reached for what appeared to be a handgun and it turned out to be a public then. police released surveillance the of a gas station robbery in hopes someone could identify the suspect from his voice or picture. the suspect wore a mask and used a semiautomatic handgun would erupt the shell station at fourth and second streets on tuesday night two weeks ago last seen running east on fourth street. the weekend is approaching lets take a look at the weather. we have an event going on tonight the j.p. morgan corporate chase classic which began running 3.5 nows the 18 t park beginning tonight to raise money for local charities. i will be there so come on out
there will be a great night the best weather for the run tonight as well. as you head out the door this morning we do have been cloud cover over the coast and into the bay area with the temperatures uniform in the '50s for the north bay to the santa clara valley. into the '70s at the base side inland at 80s to the '90s with warm to hot conditions. there's nothing but sunshine to out the bay area and the temperatures upper 50s and the '60s of a to 90 in fairfield with the forecast still coming up. mobile 5 is continue rain on the freeway. traveling southbound 880 headed out oakland toward hayward he's going at top speeds this morning off to a pretty that start free morning drive with the big
accidents right now. there is some slight back ups and a couple of those cash winds but overall not too bad headed in to san francisco from the east bay. coming up a quick check of the marin county drive in the meantime back to you. time for an upgrade again. after months we could continue look at the new i-phone today. and san francisco where apple is expected to make the big announcement but were going have to wait a week or two. it will be available until september 21st but the big announcement is coming today with the apple live up behind me the hype this out and a lot of people are very excited about the latest version of the i- phone. and here are the expectations. it will have a 4 in. screen thinner and lighter and could
have a new connector which will render a lot of apple accessories and obsolete and o'clock or core processor including the fast for g network the a lot of people have been lacking. and i'm here with brian and a lot of people held off on that i-phone the last version does that mean they're going the clamor for the next one expect enormous pent-up demand some analysts say is the biggest consumer electronics launch ever because a lot of folks to on the sidelines according to apple's most recent quarterly earnings taking an unusual drop to expect is a pent-up demand is folks as opposed to focusing turned off of the i-phone a little bit of the android competition is what's going on as apple feels the heat from the entrance phone makers samsung in particular is the most
successful to this is not a trivial battle by now and dried as the big get bigger market share of the phone types not the i-phone but the i-phone as the best-selling single model. right now live in san francisco. we continue to follow developing news news out of libya and u.s. ambassador from the bay area killed in an attack. a wild police chase to the murder suspect said he but be taken alive with dramatic ending on the streets of los angeles. critter from health care to english classes' the group provided a lifeline for hispanic families adjusting to life in the u.s.. the u.s.. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
the chase across several neighborhoods in los angeles and its shoes up with the police. that so it ended the driver slammed into a car at an intersection and then tried to get up and run off the suspect poetic and inserted shooting at police hit by officers bullet the suspect expected to survive and nobody else was hurt. that's not going on here in the roadways. a great time to head off to work unusually quiet and the roadway so far this morning we decided to show them to the live look at our mobile 5 transit cameras. the head on the lower deck of the bay bridge headed back to the east bay so far no delay on
the lower deck the upper deck the turn the lights on if you're traveling to to marin county southbound 11 not bad with no major break lights and their wrapped up the road work a little hut out ahead of schedule. highway 4 is definitely this those spots like usual but westbound is pretty busy to antioch and then our speed sensors and proven quite a bit into concord. a live look at the time saver traffic camera drive time in the northbound lanes 50 minutes between 238 in the maze and the early morning flight over and oakland airports with no delay in the south of planes either. a look and the south bay seemed to downtown san jose women at top speeds along the peninsula drive times as well.
westbound 92 quicker across the san mateo bridge both moving fine up towards downtown san francisco. currently and will light onshore flow resulting in cloud cover down to 1,200 ft. took up the coast and into the bay area rent the '50s with a very mild start in the morning to join up with patchy fog this week and clearing fallen back to the coast warm to hot inland in the extended forecast calls for warm up for this last summer weekend before autumn officially arrives. no delays at the center is as good report and houston 30 percent chance of a thunderstorm and better chances in denver. chicago midway and of their clear skies and jfk clear at 70 degrees today with temperatures into the '70s across the central
bay area the peninsula warming into the santa clara valley and coastal rains in the upper 50s in the '60s with the warmest of a truce in the eastern portion of our district. upper seventies toward vallejo and benicia and martinez with a two degrees seasonal and santa rosa and simply to score talked enough that 66 and look at the pump up and the temperatures on thursday slick willie on friday holding steady on saturday. seasonal conditions by the tail end of the weakened through tuesday. an organization and marin counties helping hispanic families adjust to life in the united states and help them get on their feet. offering everything from english classes' to computer classes'. this week's high five.
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'60s to the beaches and '60s and '70s across the bay area 80s and 90s inland with the forecast coming up. morning drive in full swing checkout some bridges across the bay area the camera in the middle the bay bridge they turned and the metering lights and now we have delays beyond that first over crossing. and how long enough to make it on to the span and a check of mass transit coming up. finally this leave home days after being hit in the head by a line drive. the a's pitchers to indicate sent to the hospital as a precaution that likely saved his life. he underwent a two hour surgery and not to relieve pressure from hemorrhaging and stabilized his skull fracture this picture of
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we begin with breaking news the state department about told a briefing about the deadly attack and the was consulate in libya. four americans were killed including the u.s. ambassador and the country stevens that has roots here in the bay area off president obama will speak for the white house rose garden and a bit and the secretary of state expected to be with him when he speaks. more on what transpired in the last 24 hours. we do know president obama is taking action we've already heard reports he's ordered all necessary resources to support security in libya in u.s. diplomatic posts around the "
egregious to promote learning more about the u.s. ambassador to was killed stevens with bay area ties born in northern california and grew up in piedmont burning his undergraduate degree stevens is the first u.s. ambassador to the attacks since 1979. to do a recap the whole event happened an anniversary of 911 which out of there's any official word there was a connection between the to the we will wait for that update coming in a few moments. we do know the gunman charged the consulate set fire to the building because the protesters angry over the phone ridiculing islam's prophet mohammad was produced by an american who is reportedly now in hiding promoted by egyptian born into a muslim advocates in the u.s. and excerpts were transferred to arabic and posted on you-tube. don't make our people angry because they will kill. earlier people protesting the film skilled the walls of
the u.s. embassy in cairo egypt tearing down the american flag and replaced it with an islamic banner the secretary of state issued a statement earlier saying that those killed had been " committed to helping the libyan people reach for a better future and president obama said he strongly condemned the attacks. also libyas interim president is apologizing to the u.s. for the attack and we will wait for more permission on the upcoming press conference. these live pictures from the senate floor right now the senate majority leader harry reid expected to make a statement on the debt of the u.s. ambassador christopher stephens. i went to college within i knew him he was a year behind me at cal we were fraternity brothers together some of the same house with him for three years and i can tell you he was incredibly intelligent quite quiet confidence about him a great sense of humor sarcastic
and great wit and all of us knew that the sky was going to do some wonderful things i had lunch with two of his best friends and iraq talking about how a lot of the guys from the house have done pretty well some 30 years later and christmas number one analyst. i knew you is 26 us cool he wished just so smart and let up your room smiling during quiet but just a terrific guy who lost a very good man today. we spoke with wind the middle east institute earlier this morning he action were to the ambassador before his final post in libya and says that he did not changed since you knew him in college he added sakura talking about a light up your room smile. if he knows, and get home late because of what he had to give
me he would same hotel your life that battle chris stevens did it. and he was even a little prankster oriented but just a fantastic guy and also very confident. the splenda secretary of state said in a statement that stevens risked his own life to lend the libyan people helping hand and pull the foundation for a new free nation and also said he was committed to it venting america's values and interests even when it meant putting himself in danger he was there when they overthrew khaddafi. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton expect to speak to the rose garden 730 our time this morning to cbs news expected to bring a special report when it happens. in other news out of firefighters are on the scene of a fire that left 15 people homeless this morning. could other rescue 1 man trapped in the house that had been
converted to four apartments in side the fire on pacific avenue instead on the outside of the building at 1:00 this morning and took an hour to put it out the cause is still under investigation. some new surveillance video showing the start of last month's chevron refinery fire in richmond taking only to let the smoke appeared in the first to turn back and started shooting into the sky and a video released by the federal investigators who are adopting the richmond city council on the fire right now. chevron said the original a vapor crowd was mostly steam but then the fire broke out the smoke plume rose at one of its hundreds of feet in the air and then now focusing in on a section of 8 in. piping has 516 7 in. thick when it was installed decades ago but had corroded just a fraction of its original size. post incident measurements the surviving sections had a wall thickness as low as about a
16th of an inch. this was not an accident this was the fault on chevron that refused to the repair. investigators would like to know why the pipe was not replaced after it was inspected just last fall. an angry crowd packed colusa county chambers protesting by the officer involved shootings calling for state and federal investigations. why guys to slander our brother's name: a parole e when he was never on parole let's get it right. a woman is the sister of the 22 year-old romero who was killed by officers after he reached for what appeared to be a handgun that turned out to be public and. taking a live look at the big board read the senate majority leader in the senate chambers right now talking about what is just transpired in libya
and the loss of the ambassador chris stevens. the four americans lost their lives if they exemplify the courage and sacrifice that happens every day in diplomatic posts around the globe. the language they live with the people monica and i've traveled to many of the american embassies abroad and have always been so impressed and grateful for the leadership and communicate to that to them every chance i get. we are so fortunate to account for the last three and half years hillary clinton leaving the state department have indicated the investor stevens was at a political appointee was a foreign service officer as the indicated served to the peace
corps and spent his life doing this time and talent to promote democracy and american values around the world. i support obama's directive to increase security and diplomatic posts around the world and to provide whatever resources necessary that senator harry reid talking about the incident and libya that killed christopher stephens. again will hear from the president and the secretary of state this morning expected to speak from the rose garden at 730. are they talking about chris to apparently had been in the peace accord marked as winnipeg as a foreign officer and a brilliant brilliant guy has lost in libya. lets take a look at the weather. the find out what's going on. officially set in a matter of some up in a matter of minutes the taking a look alive with a camera with clear skies but plenty of cloud cover along
the seashore working its way into the coastal valleys. pretty much in the 50s across the board this morning in the mid '50s with overcast and san francisco. could it has all the backed ocean beach and the avenue's today with a little bit of stratus hanging tight to san mateo coastline and and that's a slight off shore flow picks in tonight with the cloud cover over the coastal waters but as the and that until the upper fifties and low 60's at the beaches in mid-70s to high seventies around the peninsula and to the '80s to the '90s in land and their status of the workweek on thursday. the extended forecast coming up. still tracking what sounds like blocking lanes an accident saw about 880 approaching highway 237 the traffic centers we have a slight delay itself
but approaching turning yellow with speeds below 40 mi. per hour in a strictly westbound 237 looks pretty good. but again southbound 8 in the drive time is 16 minutes between highway 84 and the 237 interchange. let's take a look at the bay near roadways towards the bay bridge. we'd been led to on now stacking up beyond the over crossing a good 1015 minutes on to the span and a quick look at the dublin and to change westbound 580 it's foggy any convincing the traffic will spend 20 minutes out of the altamont pass to the pleasanton area. a $35 traffic ticket is getting a lot of media attention because of its issued to the san jose mayor an officer from his own city police department pulled him over a yesterday morning after he fell to use his turn signal that mayberry road.
the mayor is sticking it in stride save all traffic violators should be cited critics even if your the mayor of the 10th largest city in the country that's the way some wonder if it's a little payback since he has been pushing for reduced pensions for police officers and other city workers but the mayor said he sees no evidence of that and said the officer is just simply doing his job. apples to pick i-phone apples to pick i-phone announcement is only h,,,,,,,,,,
for americans were killed including the u.s. ambassador in the country chris stevens to as roots in the bay area group in piedmont and president obama will speak from the white house goal rose garden a moment. the secretary of state is going to speak about the four americans killed including the u.s. ambassador in that country. we do not a little bit about this attack we are learning more as ago this morning. the we have been told protesters in the b of fired shots and set fire to the building this attack that began as a protest against the film an angry mob attacked this building and of course christopher stevens was in there. we were fraternity brothers at cal was spent three years in the house together and a have not seen him for over 30 years since i graduated and moved to
the east coast but i have been in touch with to of his dear friends he is a terrific guy and lost a good man. the senator was talking about an earlier this morning obviously a very somber mood and we are expecting with insect gets to hear from the secretary of state hillary clinton. apparently she's not there just yet but in just a few minutes and she should be addressing the issues of course she's free coast pianist in the secretary of state and what is transpiring the luster with the khaddafi regime overflown that has been a big problem spoke with the next the said who is in control this country of all factions there. a lot of questions right now.
on the u.s. diplomatic relations with a number of middle eastern countries especially those in transition right now and libya is one right now. we are still waiting to hear from the secretary of state hillary clinton and in the meantime were going on to other news once she comes out and we will go back to her. lets take a look at at the market today. good morning. we do have quite a bit going on wall street and silicon valley. at an event in san francisco today with a lot of anticipation the judge's that say consult 3 to 3 1/2 million by phones in the first three days with the latest version goes on cell. close to the record i pulled back the next couple of days rising a little bit right now before the unveiling with apple shares upg in just
a moment, responding to the killing of u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, and three other americans on his staff. they were killed last night as protesters storm the american consulate in benghazi, libya. president obama has condemned the attack, calling it outrageous, and he is scheduled to speak in the white house rose garden at about 10:35 eastern time. we will bring that to you live here on cbs. right now we want to go to margaret brennan, who is at the state department. margaret, understandably, this is difficult authorifor those a state department and government. what is the u.s. doing right now, and how concerned are they about other americans? >> reporter: they're very concerned about u.s. installations all around the world, particularly the mideast region. secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to begin addressing some of these concerns shortly from the treaty room here at the state
department. what we do know is the secretary and her top deputies worked through the evening in what was originally thought to be an extraction operation. in other words, there was the hope that some of those who had come under fire at the consulate in benghazi, libya, could have been saved. it became apparent well into the evening that was not the case. at 10:00 p.m. it was reported there was one fatality. we have learned since then that four u.s. government personnel were killed in that skirmish in benghazi, libya. the exact details are not clear just yet. we're hoping the secretary will be able to walk us through some of that. we do know, as you said, the ambassador to libya, chris stevens, has passed away, along with shawn smith, also a foern service officer here at the state department. >> margaret, what set off this attack? >> reporter: there are
conflicting reports as to the level of coordination. we do know that yesterday was the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the united states. there were protests in the western section, including protests in cairo, egypt, at a u.s. embassy, where security was breached, and, of course, in benghazi, libya, where this incident occurred overnight. there is a film that has been circulated and is being blamed for sparking some anger among the public, but various groups have called for protests and sort of laid claim to responsibility for getting people out en masse. whether this is mob mentality or a coordinated attack is not yet clear. >> margaret, thank you very much. we'll come back to you. we're waiting for secretary hillary clinton to make a statement from the state department. we go now to nancy cordes at the white house. we expect also to hear this morning from president obama. what can you tell us about the
reaction at this time and what the libyan government is saying to the white house? >> reporter: charlie, the president was first notified of the libya situation by his national security adviser tom donellen yesterday afternoon. he first heard that ambassador stevens was unaccounted for and then later this morning told that stevens had actually been killed. the first u.s. ambassador to be killed by terrorists since 1979, one of only six in u.s. history. the president put out a statement earlier this morning, condemning the attacks and saying, "on a personal note, chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the united states. throughout the libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the libyan people at our mission in benghazi." he'll say more in that statement in the rose garden shortly. and we also expect that he will address the security situation, not just for state department officials in libya but at missions and for diplomats all around the world. we do know he'll be joined by
secretary of state hillary clinton at that event in the rose garden as well. he's set to hit the campaign trail later today, charlie and nora, heading to nevada and then to colorado. >> thank you, nancy. we'll get back to you as well. we're going to head to david martin at the pentagon. how is the u.s. military responding in order to help beef up security at u.s. embassies? >> the u.s. military is sending an anti-terrorist team of 40 marines from rodistan into tripoli to beef up security at the u.s. embassy there. the air force is sending planes down to libya, one, to bring back the four americans who were killed, but, two, to be on hand and prepared in case a further evacuation is needed. right now i am not aware of any orders to marines or any other forces to beef up security at other embassies either in the middle east or around the
worrell. but really the quickest way to improve security at an embassy is simply to close it for the day. that may well be what happens. there are obviously going to be questions about why security wasn't tighter at the consulate in benghazi, but u.s. officials point out that the security at a u.s. diplomatic outpost is first and foremost the responsibility of the host government. in this case, obviously, the libyan government failed to provide adequate security. >> david, charlie rose. what are they worried about on the ground in benghazi that might happen next? >> reporter: it's a mob situation, or at least it was. and those situations are always uncontrollable. the reports are that all of the
americans at the consulate have now been evacuated from benghazi. whether that is accurate or not, we're not sure. some officials are telling us that they are all out of benghazi and back in tripoli now. >> thank you, david. >> david martin at the pentagon. we will be back when secretary hillary clinton spea the secretary hillary clinton speaks in a few moments and also president obama will comment from the rose garden at the white house in less than an hour from now. also the president's statement life. serious this morning will have full coverage of the breaking news story. again we are still waiting for the secretary of state to speak but we have just learned that there is an anti-terrorism team that has been sent to libya will arrive in tripoli and the u.s. embassy to beef up security. we will probably get a
better idea when the president speaks the rose garden at 730 our time to get an idea of the next step with our relations to libya and to a number of middle eastern countries. wheat to the other news going on apple fens been waiting for this day for very long time. apple will introduce to the will of its new i-phone 5 standing by for the big party that all kicks off today. we have a 10:00 a.m. start south of market and san francisco almost certain recalling ticket and you i-phone with a bigger screen in a different connector on the bottom. well car to possibly a refreshed to the i-pod line. that may be coming but we don't expect this to refresh of the i- pad that will likely be a separate even in october.
thank you so much. state to permit about to hold a briefing on the deadly attacks and the consulate in libya we are waiting to hear word of secretary of state and limit clinton to come up and speak again to recap what's going on for americans killed include in the u.s. ambassador in that this is a cbs news special report. i'm charlie rose at cbs news headquarters in new york. >> i'm norah o'donnell. secretary of state hillary clinton is making a statement about the killing of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans in benghazi, libya. president obama is also scheduled to speak in the white house rose garden at about 10:35 eastern time. of course, we will bring that to you live. and now we want to go to the secretary of state, hillary clinton. she'll be coming through those doors there, and that is a treaty room of the state department. we have already heard from the secretary who has condemned these attacks.
margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret? >> reporter: that's right, norah. the secretary has already condemned the attacks, but such a profound sadness at the passing of u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, but also three other government personnel. we know that one other person killed in this attack was also a career foreign service officer by the name of sean smith. what is not clear at this point is what allowed for the security breach to really domino into what became an attack from which these u.s. government personnel could not be extracted. as of 10:00 p.m. yesterday evening, it was believed there was only one fatality from this attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. benghazi is a city in the eastern portion of libya. as you know, libya had just gained independence really, had overthrown longtime authoritarian leader moammar gadhafi and was part of the arab spring. this was a positive story at the state department and very sad.
>> here is the secretary of state. >> yesterday our u.s. diplomatic post in benghazi, libya, was attacked. heavily armed militants assaulted the compound and set fire to our buildings. american and libyan security personnel battled the attackers together. four americans were killed. they included sean smith, a foreign service information management officer, and our ambassador to libya, chris stevens. we are still making next of kin notification for the other two individuals. this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence, and we send our prayers to the families, friends, and colleagues of those
we've lost. all over the world every day, american diplomats and development experts risk their lives in the service of our country and our values. because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world, that these aspirations are worth striving and sacrificing for. alongside our men and women in uniform, they represent the best traditions of a bold and generous nation. in the lobby of this building, the state department, the names of those who have fallen in the line of duty are inscribed in marble. our hearts break over each one, and now, because of this tragedy, we have new heroes